We had the privilege of having Scottish evangelist and Bible teacher Robert McPheat (1933-1990) in Bicester a number of times over the years for ministry and gospel meetings. He was an eloquent preacher with a unique delivery – able to convey spiritual truth with winsomeness, directness and power. This message on “David’s Mighty Men” was recorded in Vancouver in April 1979 (age 46). After reading “Lovest Thou me?” from John 21:17, Mr McPheat illustrated devotion to Christ from the men and women of 1 and 2 Samuel, in particular the list of ‘mighty men’ in 2 Samuel Ch 23.
During one visit to Hebron Gospel Hall for our conference, around about 1980, Mr McPheat was asked, at the last minute, if he would please close the conference with a gospel message. He sat down and wrote out some headings and preached a solemn and powerful message on 1 John 2:18, “Little children it is the last time.” His notes were somehow left behind and have been preserved as a memory of the occasion: